It’s been a minute since I’ve shared a smoothie recipe.
I guess it’s because they are such a common thing in my house that I think of them as sort of mundane. While I don’t have a smoothie every single day, I do usually end up making one everyday for others in my family. Of course, those are usually very basic with mostly fruits.
This one however, is more my style of smoothie when I am in the mood. Now I don’t know if you’ve heard of this little health hack before but you have to try it. It’s cauliflower, and hold on just a second before you bale. Believe me, I know it sounds absolutely disgusting but just hear me out. For adding it to smoothies you steam the cauli before freezing. This helps with digestion for anyone who’s had past disagreements with cruciferous veggies (if ya know what I mean 😉 ). It also milds out the flavor so that you don’t taste it at all, but end up with this extra thick and creamy smoothie.
Along with the base of this smoothie I added in some ingredients like ginger, cacoa, turmeric, and maca. In a recent post I talked about the benefits of maca and all it’s hype. Now I’ve heard a lot of people say how much they hate the strong flavor and to be honest it’s not my favorite on it’s own. This thing is, when you combine it with other bold flavors like ginger you get this nice blend that I feel enhances the overall flavor of the smoothie.
You can be the judge of this yourself. I do want to note that the portion for the recipe that I’m sharing is for one serving and is very small if you’re going to make this a meal. Yeah, this is definitely more of a snack size portion. If you are wanting to have this as a meal I’d recommend throwing in some bananas, mangoes, and/or some protein powder.
That’s basically it. Have I mentioned before how much I love sharing smoothies for how simple they are to write in recipe form? It’s just a single step and a few ingredients. 😀
Energizing Ginger Berry Maca Smoothie (Vegan+GF)
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 cup steamed then frozen cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon maca powder
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder or cocoa
- 1 teaspoon flaxseed meal
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or 1/4 teaspoon dry
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2-4 teaspoons maple syrup or preferred sweetener. You could also use a banana
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.